~Sigil Pickups~ Private Sale, 2x SE 1957 Wire Sets (used)

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  1. CheopisIV

    CheopisIV Copper Slinger MLP Vendor

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    Listing these for a customer who sold off a couple Corsa guitars recently. Poor bastard! Anyway, these are my original 'blind test' pickups wound with 1957 REA brand Plain Enamel wire.

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    Blind Test means I was testing people's reactions without them knowing it was old wire. I was hearing a difference compared to new wire but wasn't sure if I was drinking the Kool-Aid or really hearing it. I wound up a handful of my standard sets with the old wire and sent them out. Feedback was resoundingly positive and there's only a very limited number of these SE marked sets out there.

    Anyone interested, get in touch and I'll pass your name and email on to Steve (the owner) so you guys can negotiate price. He's asking $500 USD per set.

    Anyone further interested, I can give these a makeover with more appropriate parts in line with my current production. That would include new magnets, keeper, screws/slugs and PAF repro cover as well as an updated COA and PAF decal on the baseplate. There's nothing wrong with the parts in these pickups, they're just not the same thing I'm using now.
     
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    A very nice set - little hotter than regular '68 Bluesman pickups, little more refined.
     
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    CheopisIV Copper Slinger MLP Vendor

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    Good eye! But I suppose you'd be the guy to know my specs inside out haha!

    That was one of the features prominent in the 57 wire; it would wind up a slight bit higher DC than the modern wire given everything else being equal. Most likely due to the wire being less tighter tolerances back then.

    The REA wire (57 and 58) measured out more like 42.2-42.5 AWG.
     
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    That's very tempting .....:hmm:
    Aged parts ???
     
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    CheopisIV Copper Slinger MLP Vendor

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    Not really :) But I could definitely replace those old covers with something much more appropriate. If I recall, these are old ADFX covers. I haven't opened them but I'd say 80% chance they're plastic bobbins and not butyrate as well.
     
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    :hmm: I'm gonna think about this .....
     
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    CheopisIV Copper Slinger MLP Vendor

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    Zebra set is sold. (polished covers)

    Did an autopsy as the buyer wanted them upgraded. They're plastic bobbins and rough cast ADFX magnets as standard.

    Upgraded will have my Custom magnets, covers and slugs/screws as well as PAF decal and option to come in the fancy Grail boxes. You'll get the old COA as well as a new style laminated one.
     
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    CheopisIV Copper Slinger MLP Vendor

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    Pics of that set after the makeover. Box is Purple Heart!
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    Makeover looks amazing!!!
     
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    OK , Want my PP , so you could send me some $$$ :fingersx:


    :wave:
     
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    Neat box as well
     
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    Amazing pickups, PAF authentic sound
     
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